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Posted on October 11, 2018

Nonprofit organizations that hold fundraisers or sell merchandise must be cognizant of sales tax collection obligations. Many nonprofit organizations think that they are not obligated to collect sales tax. Perhaps they believe that they are not required to collect tax because they do not routinely sell products or tickets. Some organizations think that their exemption from federal income tax extends to sales tax. But nonprofit organizations, with a few exceptions, are required to collect sales tax (and required to pay sales tax on purchases). This article provides guidance to nonprofits on their sales tax obligations regarding gala ticket and silent auction sales.

Posted on December 21, 2017

As a Georgia nonprofit, do we pay sales tax on items we buy and do we have to charge sales tax on items we sell? Much of the time, the answer is Yes! Nonprofits in Georgia are not automatically exempt from sales tax.

During this webcast, our speakers will:
– Provide an overview of sales taxes and use taxes in Georgia;
– Explain how sales tax is collected and remitted in Georgia;
– Describe the structure of exemptions to sales tax;
– Describe items for which nonprofits must collect and remit sales tax; and
– Explain some of the limited exemptions to sales tax for nonprofits

Presenters: Mace Gunter, Delta Air Lines and Robyn Miller, PBPA Corporate/Tax Counsel

Click here to view the webcast.

Posted on September 27, 2012

Unlike many other states, the State of Georgia does not grant a blanket exemption from sales and use tax to Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. In order to be exempt from paying tax on goods that are purchased or sold by the organization, the organization or the transaction must fit one of the specific, narrow exceptions laid out in the Georgia Code and the organization must obtain an exemption determination letter from the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Posted on September 26, 2012

Unlike some states, Georgia does not provide a general exemption from the payment of state sales and use tax for nonprofit organizations. To be exempt from Georgia state sales and use tax, a nonprofit must fit into a specific exemption category. This article describes some of the exemptions that may apply to nonprofit organizations.